Ferrer Too Good for Granollers

  • Last Updated: June 4 2012, 19:37 BST

Sixth seed David Ferrer was far too good for fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers as he cruised into the quarter-finals of the French Open for the third time in his career.

David Ferrer sends down a big serve

History was not on Granollers' side, the 20th seed having lost all three of his previous meetings with Ferrer in straight sets, and it never looked like being any different as the 30-year-old came through 6-3 6-2 6-0.

Ferrer has looked in supreme form this tournament and has lost only 25 games in four matches, and never more than four in any set.

The Spaniard will be looking to make the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time when he faces Andy Murray in the last eight on Wednesday.

Ferrer put his good form partly down to learning to cope with pressure, and he said: "In 2012 I've felt really good. I have to continue on this same path.

"I have to remain calm, like I am at present. In doing that, I'll better manage my stress. And also, I think I'll manage more things if I remain calm.

"This has helped me considerably. I can play at ease now at Roland Garros. Okay, reaching the semis is not that easy, because it's not just up to me. Maybe I will need a little luck."